Breakfast Held For Local Veterans

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Four Wheeler And Ice Cream Are Stolen

Two Celina men were arrested for theft recently. One allegedly stole a four wheeler and the other allegedly stole ice cream, in unrelated cases. Emerson Charles Vliet, 33 of Celina, was arrested for theft on Nov. 7 by Sergeant Megan Copas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen Statesman…

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Officers Discover Meth While Serving A Warrant

Three individuals may not have been arrested if a Celina woman had simply showed up for court. Reportedly, drugs were found in a residence after a Clay County deputy served an arrest warrant on the woman for failure to appear. Sergeant Anthony Cain arrested Robert M. Kelly, Kody Elizabeth Adams and Jason Andrew King on…

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Trick Or Treat Celina A Success

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Citizen Statesman 11-8-16

  Champ Boles Champ Boles, 62 of Celina, passed away Oct. 28. Graveside services were held Oct. 31 at the Ashlock Cemetery in Burkesville, Ky. with Willie Kerr officiating. Interment followed with friends and family serving as pallbearers. He was born March 22, 1952 in Livingston. He served in many roles throughout his life including:…

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Enterprise 11-8-16

Argil Raymond Colson Argil Raymond Colson, 74, of the Willow Grove community, passed away Nov. 5 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Marlon Winningham officiating. Interment will follow in the St. John Cemetery. He was born Aug. 17,…

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Citizen Statesman 11-1-16

Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew Edward “Sonny” Cheesebrew, 79 of  Cookeville and formerly of Pinellas Park, Fla, passed away Oct. 20 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home in Celina with Sonny’s brother, Reverend Larry Cheesebrew officiating. He was born May 6, 1937 in Pointe Pleasant, W.Va. He was a husband,…

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Recent News

Three Arrested For Drugs

Three individuals were arrested for drug related offenses recently by Clay County deputies in separate and unrelated charges. Kristy D. Phillips was arrested on May 31 for Schedule IV drugs, possession without a prescription and contraband in the jail by Officer Jacob Beu. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s…

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Introducing Fairest Of The Fair

The 2017 Fairest of the Fair winner is Hayley Smith. Hayley is the sister of the 2016 winner Hannah Smith. For more stories like these, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at

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Police Chief Arrests Two Separate Individuals For Drugs

On the same day two individuals were arrested by the Celina Chief of Police for drugs in separate and unrelated cases. On May 22, John D. Cherry was arrested for simple possession, criminal trespassing and drug paraphernalia by Chief Terry Scott. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on…

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Two Bridges To Be Repaired

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee announced the two bridges that the IMPROVE Act will fund. The two Clay County projects that were announced were two bridges. The bridge at Wet Mill Creek Road, over Mill Creek, will be repaired at an announced cost of $173,000. The bridge on John Butler Road, over Proctor Creek will…

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East Lake Ave. Lot Purchased

Tonya Anderson, the new owner of the lot on East Lake Avenue, announced her plans for the future business that will be located there. “It’s going to be a clothing boutique and a tanning salon,” Anderson said. “We would like to be open by October and are locally owned. We have always dreamed of owning…

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Clay County Students Honored

CCHS students Tara Pedigo and Peyton Roberts were honored by elected officials and bank employees during a Valedictorian’s Luncheon. Photo includes from left: Citizens Bank President Joe Carter, Representative Mae Beavers, Class Valedictorian Tara Pedigo, Class Salutatorian Peyton Roberts, Clay County High School Principal Derick Upchurch, Citizens Bank Branch Manager Billy Snyder and Representative Kelly Keisling.…

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